Tenpenh, Washington D.C.

5 out of 5 stars 7 Reviews

1001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (202) 393-4500
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    Ten Penh: Best Pan-Asian/Asian Fusion Restaurant

    by risse73 Updated Sep 25, 2008

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    This modern chic & trendy restaurant provides top notch service, offers a wonderful array of Southeast Asian-inspired dishes and has a warm/classy ambiance. I definitely will be back here again. Try this restaurant if you have never been here before. You will not be disappointed.

    Favorite Dish: I had the melt-in-the-mouth good Chilean Sea Bass! I realize they're now in the endangered species list, but I think I had it before it got on that list.

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  • TenPenh: Always Great

    by Clairraven Written Apr 22, 2008

    Lovely restaurant in the Penn Quarter area. The place stays busy; it seems to be everyone's favorite. The service and the food are consistently good. Seafood is a specialty here. Nice wine list, too.

    Favorite Dish: My favorite is the Shrimp Curry and I don't really like curry. It's fresh and flavorful, just the right amount of spice, served with jasmine rice.

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    Tenpenh: Delicious American-Asian Style

    by holligolytly Updated Jun 9, 2004

    I love this restaurant. It has great food, cool atmosphere and very good service. They always serve a little sample from the chef before dinner and use beautifully decorative dishes/flatware.

    Favorite Dish: Last time I went I ordered the Spicy Tuna Tempura Roll appetizer and it was to die for. The spring rolls and the Thai style coconut & chicken soup is also very good. For the entree, I would recommend any of the fish dishes. The menu is always changing.

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    Tenpenh: Trendy TenPenh

    by Jacquelynn Written Sep 22, 2003

    You'll never have to ask where to find this restaurant, as it is in the name: 10th and Pennsylvania. The atmosphere here is trendy and upscale, complimenting the Southeast Asian food very well.

    Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm; Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 11pm


    Red Thai Curry Shrimp
    Golden Pineapple and Steamed Jasmine Rice

    Pan Seared Ahi Tuna Burger
    Wasabi Aioli, Pickled Ginger and Asian Slaw

    Panko Crusted Fried Softshell Crab
    Green Papaya Salad and Sweet-Thai Soy Sauce

    Grilled Salmon
    Wasabi Mashed Potatoes, Szechuan Green Beans and Hoisin Butter

    Crispy Saigon Shrimp Crepe
    Applewood Smoked Bacon and Green Onions

    Filipino Style Sliced New York Strip
    Mushroom Soy Braised Potatoes, Pea Shoots and Shiitake-Onion
    Brown Sauce

    Five Spice Pecan Crusted Halibut
    Szechuan Japanese Eggplant, Port-Ginger Sauce

    Hong Kong Style Crispy Whole Catfish
    Fresh Chili Tamarind Garlic Dipping Sauce

    Chinatown Fresh Chow Foon Noodles
    Korean Style BBQ Pork with Tamarind Sauce

    Bamboo Steamed Vegetable Basket
    Green Tiger Curry and Rice Noodles

    Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna
    Yellow and Green Bean Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

    Shrimp Wonton Ravioli
    Watercress, Shrimp,
    Miso-Dashi Broth

    Painting on wall

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    Tenpenh: A touch of Asia

    by ESQinDC Updated Aug 5, 2003

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    Ten Penh has been around now for about four or five years, but I never seem to get tired of it. The service is consistently good and the food is both creative and delicious.

    Located at the corner of Tenth and Pennsylvannia Ave., Ten Pehn is a great place to watch DC's elite 'power lunch' and discuss the latest wrinkle in policy or politics. The food is a unique and creative mix of cultures. Steak with wasabi mashed potatoes is my favorite, but the lamb chops are good too. The menu changes with the seasons. Treat yourself to their signature desert, a trio of creme broule served in little Asian urns.

    Favorite Dish: Washabi Mashed Potatoes
    Macademia Crusted Halibut
    Lamb Chops

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    Tenpenh: One of the best restaurants I have ever been to!

    by Wilson Updated Apr 16, 2003

    Very trendy and popular pan-asian restaurant. Some of the best food I have ever tasted. A must if in DC!

    Favorite Dish: All the appetizers and entrees were great, but I remember the shrimp spring rolls and the chicken sate being out of this world.

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  • Like any other big city,...

    by Eseg Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Like any other big city, there's perhaps too many to mention. Do consider the follwing one, by neighborhood: SENSES (3206 Grace St, Georgtown) is one of the trendiest French/American restaurants in town. It's pastry chef is world famous. BUTTERFIELD 9 (600 14th St, NW) is elegant, chic, and the place to see beautiful people (at least they think so). EQUINOX (818 Connecticut Ave, NW) is one of 'the' key places in town very close to the White House. JALEO (480 7th St, NW) is undoubtedly at the top of the 'groovy' atmosphere in the city. Trendy, always packed, informal, cheap, and with a great Spanish wine list. TEN PENH (1001 Pennsylvania Ave, NW) is a great place for lunch. Always packed and great people watching.

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